Read on for information on UCAS Clearing for 2022.

There are a number of reasons that you may need to apply via Clearing.

Maybe you’ve decided that after the initial deadline that the Music Industry is where you would like to be.

Perhaps you didn’t quite get the results you wanted or did better than you expected and are not looking to upgrade your university choice. Perhaps you’ve simply changed your mind about where and what you would like to study!

ACM are committed to making this process as straightforward for you as possible. We understand this is a very stressful time for you, and we will do all we can to assist you.

What is Clearing and am I Eligible?

From 5 July – 18 October 2022, you can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places.

You can use Clearing if:

  • you’re applying after 30 June
  • you didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
  • you’ve paid the multiple choice application fee of £26.50
  • you’ve declined your FIRM place using the ‘decline my place’ button in your application


How do I apply through Clearing?

Applying through Clearing is very similar to applying normally via UCAS.

You can formally apply via UCAS Clearing from the 5th of July, at any stage after registering your initial interest with us on the phone, email or via our web application.

We have included a step by step guide below to help you.

Register your course of interest with us!

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01483500841 or email us here:

We will be able to assist you with your initial interest and let you know your next steps.

You can also register your course of interest on our website here:

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Create a clearing application via UCAS

Before applying via UCAS Clearing, please make sure you have reached out and spoke to us first, as you only get 1 choice via clearing.

Its very important that you pick the right course for you, and our “Applicant Advisor Team” are on hand to answer any and all questions regarding your application and help to guide you to the best available option for where you would like to be in the industry.

Below is a step by step, on how to create your Clearing application.

  1. Register an account with UCAS if you have not done so already.
  2. Click ‘Add Clearing choice’, and fill in the course details given to you by us.
  3. This counts as you definitely accepting the offer, so when we confirm, it’ll show as an acceptance on your ‘Choices’ page in your application.
  4. You can only add one choice at a time, so please make sure you have picked the right course for you.
  5. If we confirm your place on the course, reach out to us on 01483500841 or send an email to and we will be able to let you know your next steps!

If you feel you need more help or have more questions, please do contact us on the number/email given above, or you can find more information and FAQ’s on clearing here:


Fast Track Clearing Bootcamps

Are you unsure about which pathway you need to audition for? Have you got a body of work that you feel is not ready to share? Do you feel unconfident about the level of your talent and skills?

If so then we would be pleased to invite you to our ACM Creative Industries Clearing Bootcamp.

This is designed to be engaging, collaborative and fun and will give you insight into being an ACM student.

You will create some work, have fun, enjoy working with your peers and learn some new skills. You will meet an industry brief using our technical and creative resources and be supported by an ACM creative coach. We will review your work, give you feedback on your strengths and identify areas that you could develop. You will be fast-tracked into ACM and match the right path to suit your needs.

Book a bootcamp at ACM Guildford, London or Birmingham

Complete the form below to enquire about a Creative Industries Clearing Bootcamp or email

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